Suicide is about 13 times more likely in people with schizophrenia than in the general population

https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2013/199/6/schizophrenia-and-depression

Risk assessment is crucial for anyone with schizophrenia and depressive symptoms, as suicide is a leading cause of death among people with schizophrenia. Other risks such as self-neglect and poor oral intake must also be assessed, as many people with schizophrenia are socially isolated and do not have carers providing support or monitoring their wellbeing.__

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I can believe it

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Yes and I’m sure it’s higher in bipolar.

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SZ -> bad quality of life -> stress -> suicide

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don’t say it honey, I think it’s a proplem.

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I would never commit suicide.

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Don’t forget sza

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I have read a similiar article a while ago and sadly according stats suicide is more common with people with Sz

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I battle with the thought of suicide from time to time.

I had two attempts…the first one was the closest I got …overdose…the second time I bought a 357 magnum…while fiddling with the revolver testing it without any ammo in the gun I learned that I wanted to live…I didn’t want a bloody end like that. I called my brother in law and he came and moved me out of my house to live with them until I could get an apartment in Pauls Valley…this was 2000. after travelling all over the nation I landed in the same town two decades later…suicide haunts someone like me…I consider it a lack of faith to give up on your life…I worked hard to find more hope and now I see my family almost every month and we have good times all the time and I cry sometimes because I realize I never would have been happy again if I had succeeded in my attempts…

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Sometimes I wish I had succeeded in suicide. It would have solved a lot.

I guess I will die of lung cancer instead.

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I have made a couple of attempts on my life. For one of those attempts i had depression only. The other attempt i had psychotic symptoms as well as depression. There have been numerous times where i had thought of it. However, my symptoms are well under control now with the medication i take and i haven’t thought of killing myself for at least a year now. However, i definitely don’t doubt that suicide is a high statistic for people with Sz and Sza - we are far more likely to hurt ourselves than we are other people.

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